Christopher Dean and Jayne Torvill reveal their Dancing On Ice performance

Christopher Dean and Jayne Torvill will show off their skating skills on this week’s episode of Dancing On Ice.

judge and ice dancers, best known for his gold medal at the 1984 Winter Olympics, have skated five times a week since September to perform in front of a full live audience for the first time since after the pandemic.

Dean, 64, and Torvill, 65, will perform a fast tango in the style of Canadian singer Michael Buble’s Higher on Sunday’s ITV show when it returns for the second episode of the series.

Their nearly 49-year partnership has turned into an “unwritten connection” and a “sixth sense” on and off the ice, according to Dean.

“It’s funny that I would pick up the phone and call Jayne and at that moment she just said, ‘I was going to call you,'” Dean said.

He added: “Some days, we’ll go somewhere, we have clothes that fit in a certain way and then we’ll put together something similar. “

Torvill agrees, saying, “So it’s almost like your minds are reading each other’s minds and then you start saying it.”

She added: “We’ve been together a long time and we grew up together as teenagers.”

Torvill also said that they were both aware of their similarities when evaluating Dancing On Ice, so they did not repeat the other’s comments.

“Often we don’t give the same score and it’s not because we decided to give the same score,” she added.

“That’s what we think and comment wisely, when we see a performance it’s all very similar, but we try not to say the same thing.”

They both said they were impressed with Nile Wilson last week for his emotional dance in Harry Styles’ Sign Of The Times and are very much looking forward to the first drag queen on Dancing On Ice, The Vivienne, will perform in episode two.

Dean added: “When we first saw everyone, I thought Nile stood out in that regard, because he was so determined to get things right.

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“And there’s a special move we’ve come up with for him, which is that he won’t stop doing it until he can – so stick with it.

“But other than that, I also quite like The Vivienne, who has a similar mindset.”


Vivienne performing on Dancing On Ice 2023. (Jonathan Brady/PA)

Torvill agrees that RuPaul’s Drag Race UK winner’s skating skills look “really strong”.

Last week, Wilson received a top score of the night from the jury of 29.5 while Love Island winner Ekin-Su Culculoglu came bottom of the table after a public vote.

She will now face one of five celebrities who will be competing next week after six contestants performed on Sunday’s first episode.

Dean said he also often feels “regret” for celebrities when they learn in such a short amount of time what he and Torvill have perfected over the decades.

Torvill added: “What I like about this year’s group of celebrities is that they all seem so passionate, they really want to do well.”

However, Dean and Torvill disagree on who they want to see next in Dancing On Ice because the former chose actress Margot Robbie, who chronicled the life of skater Tonya Harding in I, Tonya , and the latter chose former English footballer David Beckham .

Dean said Diversity dance troupe founder Ashley Banjo and former Strictly Come Dancing judge Oti Mabuse, who is also a judge on the show, offer a different point of view.

He added: “They are looking at it from a performance point of view, a dance point of view and a timing point of view. So they are experienced dancers in their own right.

Ice dancing continues Sunday on ITV1 and ITVX. Christopher Dean and Jayne Torvill reveal their Dancing On Ice performance

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